About the UTSA OL Position

OFP Staff Resources


Benefits are subject to change based on orientation programming

  • HOURLY WAGE: Starting at $9.00 per hour
  • Meals provided when working an orientation program that includes meals for participants
  • Staff materials may include, but are not limited to: staff shirts, name tag, and backpack
  • On-campus Housing for fall orientation programming (if housing is provided for orientation participants)

Other benefits include

  • Leadership skills
  • Opportunity to meet and build relationships with UTSA administrators, faculty, and staff members
  • Develop skills in public speaking, diversity, teamwork and crisis management
  • Greater understanding of UTSA
  • Invaluable friendships and experiences

Time Commitment

View the timeline page for details on specific dates

  • Fall: submit application, interview, get selected and accept the OL in Training position (OLT). Attend OLT Meet & Greet, Register for EDL 4953- Special Studies in Educational Leadership for spring and pass the GPA and Conduct review.
  • Spring: attend OLT Retreat, attend and pass EDL 4953 with the OLT requirement, get selected and accept the OL position, pass the GPA and Conduct review.
  • Summer: attend OL Intensive Training and move-in to on-campus Housing (May), work all Summer/Fall orientation programs (June-August).

Application Process

  1. Review Job Requirements/Responsibilities 
  2. Submit Online OL Application
  3. Upon the successful submission of your online application you will be provided with a link to sign up for your OL Interview
  4. Select an Interview-an email confirmation is sent to you
  5. Complete an Interview
  6. Pick-up OL letter
  7. Turn-in Accept/Decline OL letter
  8. Attend OL Meet & Greet and all other required activities


  • Have pride and spirit for UTSA
  • Must be registered for and earn a minimum of 9 credit hours and must have a 2.0 UTSA GPA (cumulative & semester) per Fall 2018 and Spring 2019
  • Must be in good standing and eligible for hiring by the university
  • Must be registered for Fall 2019 classes by May 2019
  • Must be available for all training / work schedule activities
  • May to August MUST live in on-campus Housing (if housing is provided)
  • Cannot enroll in summer courses
  • Other requirements are listed in the 2019 Orientation Leader Job Description

If you have any questions about being an UTSA OL, please contact the Orientation and Family Programs Office at 210-458-4724 or orientation@utsa.edu.

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